CALENDAR – April 2019
Location is New Haven unless noted otherwise.
Saturday, March 30, 5-7 p.m.
2nd Annual Interfaith Fundraiser for the Connecticut Bail Fund, focussing on “Freedom Songs.” Sponsored in part by Immigration and Refugee Task Force at Unitarian Society of New Haven. Long Wharf Theater, 222 Sargent Drive.
Now through April 12
Impact on Innocence: Mass Incarceration. An exhibition by California artist Deborah McDuff that shines light upon the plight of children and families whose loved ones are incarcerated, by using charcoal on canvas to add, reduce, and blend the emotional impact of loss, abandonment and burdens placed upon children and caretakers. For McDuff, the black and white color scheme represents the stark reality of this American atrocity. In other works, she records a poetic story of prisoners and mimics the sounds of anxiety. As she says, “Children do not choose their parents. Why should they endure a life sentence too?” CT Center for Arts and Technology (ConnCAT), 2nd-floor gallery space, 4 Science Park. (203) 823-9823, email@example.com.
Monday, April 1, 6 p.m.
Reclaiming the Prophetic Voice will mark the cost of the continuing violence in Iraq and Afghanistan and elsewhere in the Middle East by placing the March stone on the Memorial Cairn at the intersection of Broadway, Elm and Park streets, inscribed with the March death toll of US military personnel and the approximate numbers of civilians killed. As of Oct. 7, this endless war has gone on for 17 years.*
Tuesday, April 2, 7:30 p.m.
A free concert by Hiroya Tsukamoto, composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter, at the Theatre Arts Center at Quinnipiac U., 515 Sherman Ave., Hamden, celebrating the re-opening of Sleeping Giant State Park later this spring. Tsukamoto fuses folk, jazz, and world music and will perform his composition “To Hobbomock,” after the Native-American name of Sleeping Giant. Info: (203) 582-8652. *
Wednesday, April 3 – Saturday, April 6
Environmental Film Festival at Yale. Various films, times and locations in downtown New Haven. Info: effy.yale.edu. *
Friday, April 5, 6:30-8 p.m.
Foolish Craft Frenzy! Glue Guns! Sewing Machines! Scrapbook Papers! Buttons, Zippers & Rick Rack! Wide array of crafting possibilities, good company & a slam-able glass of wine – what a craft party! Come meet our Crafteria mini-Maker Space. 21 & grown, only $15 suggested donation. First come, first served basis. We can comfortably seat up to 14 folks in our workshop. Please call ahead if you’d like us to reserve a spot for you. firstname.lastname@example.org, (203) 498-0710, EcoWorks, 89 State Street, North Haven.*
Saturday, April 6, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Farmers’ Market at the Dudley Yellow Munger Barn, intersection Rt. 77 & 80, Durham Rd., Guilford. Spring Veggies! 10 a.m. Easter egg hunt (made of corn starch) for kids.*
Saturday, April 6, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
North Haven Earth Day Celebration. Join EcoWorks folks for a fun day at North Haven High School. We’ll have a variety of materials for make & takes. Family friendly. 221 Elm St., North Haven. *
Saturday, April 6, noon-6 p.m.
Rock to Rock Day of Service. Have you got a few hours to help out in the community? Help us at the shop to process our materials or at one of the many other ecologically focused organizations in the Greater New Haven area. Sign up: rocktorock.donordrive.com. EcoWorks, 89 State St., North Haven, (203) 498-0710, email@example.com.
Tuesday, April 9, 7:30-9 p.m.
Peeking Under the Hood: The “Invisible Primary” of 2020. Discussion with Jacob Hacker of Yale and Francis Wilkin-son of Bloomberg News, about the role primaries play in the rough and tumble of selecting candidates as well as the early jockeying of the “invisible primary,” as candidates coyly deflect press inquiries, leak intel on primary opponents, and position themselves before the start gate opens. Info: John Stoehr, firstname.lastname@example.org or (912) 247-0515 or Bennett Graff, email@example.com or (203) 640-3573. Suggested donation $10. The Institute Library, 847 Chapel St., 2nd floor.
Wednesday, April 10, 6-7 p.m.
An Evening of Creative Nonfiction: 13th Annual Reading by Anne Fadiman, the Francis Writer-in-Residence at Yale, and three undergraduate writers. NHFP Library, 133 Elm St. *
Thursday, April 11, 7:30 – 9 p.m.
Carbon Tax Forum. Should CT adopt a tax on the use of carbon fuels—coal, oil, gasoline and natural gas—as part of the CT New Green Deal? A carbon tax might be a key tool in curbing climate change, but it will come with far-reaching environmental, economic and social consequences. Info: 860-297-5354 or firstname.lastname@example.org. McCook Auditorium, Trinity College, 300 Summit St., Hartford.
Sunday, April 14, 1-4 p.m.
Rally: Stand Up for Climate Action, Energy & Equity. State Capitol in Hartford. Efficiency. Environment. Economy. Employment. Equity. Education. Reliable, Resilient, & Safe Energy for All!
Tuesday, April 16, 7 p.m.
New Haven Review Listen Here: Classic Short Stories Read Live. Selected by editors of New Haven Review and read by actors from New Haven Theater Company. Talkback with moderator follows. Theme: Bad Girls. Stories are “Connie Bronson” by Marilyn Robinson and “The Lesson” by Toni Cade Bambera. The Institute Library, 847 Chapel St.
Tuesday, April 16, 6 p.m.
Democracy in Crisis series: “America’s Peculiar Mix of Populism and Plutocracy—and Why It’s Perilous,” a talk with Jacob Hacker, Political Science Prof., Yale. NHFPL, 133 Elm St. *
Wednesday, April 17, 4:45-7:30 p.m.
Annual Meeting for Coalition For People. Everyone interested in justice, fairness and compassion is invited. Pizza will be served. RSVP is necessary: (203) 468-2541, email@example.com. Free for meeting and dinner. $5 annual dues to be a voting member. NHFPL, lower level Program Room, 133 Elm St. *
Monday, April 22, all day
Earth Day! http://www.earthday.org.
Saturday, April 27
Rock To Rock Earth Day Bike Ride. Info: rocktorock.org. (See story on the home page) *
Saturday, April 27, 4:30-9 p.m.
2nd annual community liberation Seder, hosted by Mending Minyan and JVP, New Haven. Donation: $15-$25, but no one turned away for lack of funds. Congregational Church of North Haven, 28 Church St., North Haven. *
Sunday, April 28, early afternoon
Forum: “A Green New Deal and Other Ideas on Avoiding Climate Catastrophe.” Sponsored by Promoting Enduring Peace and other groups. Details TBD; check at pepeace.org during the month for exact time. Bridgeport Islamic Community Center, 703 State St., Bridgeport.
Tuesday, April 30, 6 p.m.
Democracy in Crisis series: “Reckoning with Settler Colonialism, Here and Now,” a talk with Kehaulani Kauanui, American Studies Prof. at Wesleyan. NHFPL, 133 Elm St. *